Mountmellick residents have been invited to take part in events as part of a major architectural exhibition featuring their town. Mountmellick was featured as a market town by the Irish team in the Venice Architecture Biennale last year. On September the 5th, the exhibition opens in O’Connell square with a host of exciting side events planned. It will be launched at 6pm at an outdoor event in the square, with opening comments by Laois poet Pat Boran. The ‘Free Market’ pavilion exhibits until September 7, with three days of tours, talks and workshops.

On Friday September 6 at 6.30pm, the ‘Free Market’ team, including Heath native architect Miriam Delaney, will present a free public lecture with Cork architect Guila Vallone at the Balcony Theatre, Mountmellick. They will describe their ‘Free Market’ project and also Cork Co Council’s award-winning public realm rejuvenation of Clonakilty. There will be an accompanying exhibition of drawings, models and photographs in O’Connell House and in shop windows around Mountmellick.

Denise Maguire         
Editor  of  Irish Construction Industry Magazine